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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Mark Teixeira: back from the grave dug by too many Yankee fans, hits dramatic 9th inning homers in consecutive starts.

Mark Teixeira was the starting first baseman on the most recent and possibly last Yankee championship team back in 2009. In that first Yankee season Mark Teixeira led the American Conference in Home Runs, RBI and Total Bases. In the first three of his eight Yankee seasons:
HR: 39, 33, 39
RBI: 122, 108, 111

Season 4: 123 games, 115 OPS+
Season 5: 15 games, 68 OPS+
Season 6: 123 games, 101 OPS+
Season 7: 111 games, 144 OPS+, 31 HR
Season 8: 113 games, 75 OPS+

The Yankees broke a four game losing streak with three consecutive wins, in which their first basemen homered late to drive in the tying or winning runs.

Monday, September 26, 2016, 7:07 pm, Rogers Centre
Attendance: 44,532, Time of Game: 3:22
Yankees 7, Blue Jays 5

Top of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 2-3, Blue Jays' Jason Grilli facing 5-6-7
C. Headley Groundout: 1B unassisted
M. Teixeira Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)


Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:05 pm, Yankee Stadium III
Attendance: 35,161, Time of Game: 3:09
Yankees 6, Red Sox 4

Tyler Austin 1B, 3 for 3 batting 9th; OPS+ up to 86

Teixeira did not play

Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Tied 4-4, Red Sox' David Price facing 8-9-1
1B, T. Austin Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Romine Scores


Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:05pm, Yankee Stadium III
Attendance: 35,520, Time of Game: 3:28
Yankees 5, Red Sox 3

Bottom of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 0-3, Red Sox' Craig Kimbrel facing 1-2-3
1B, BB, BB, BB
Joe Kelly replaces Craig Kimbrel pitching

pop out
M. Teixeira Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Ellsbury Scores; Torreyes Scores; Young Scores


Grand slam walk off home run by Teixeira, the Yankees first since another banished player, Alex Rodriguez, who holds the career grand slam record with 25:

Saturday, April 7, 2007, 1:09PM, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 50,510, Time of Game: 3:13
Yankees 10, Orioles 7

Bottom of the 9th, Yankees Batting, Behind 6-7, Orioles' Chris Ray facing 8-9-1
Line out, SO,1B, BB,HBP
A. Rodriguez Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Cano Scores; Jeter Scores; Abreu Scores

Teixeira relished it as he had his game tying home run, complete with Jose Bautista mock bat flip, in Toronto two days before.

Mark Teixeira was joyful in his post game, on field interview. Yankee fans should have treated him better all along, including and maybe especially, in this his final and most difficult season. Nobody likes front running fans. Nobody. Especially, front running Yankee fans.

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